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Google invests $300m in SolarCity's $750m residential PV fund

SolarCity installers at work.

The tech giant announces sizeable increase in solar energy commitment, dwarfing previous $280 million investment in SolarCity.


Energy Union: Italy couples with France, Austria, Slovenia

Rome, Italy

This is "another significant step towards an integrated European power market," says Italian transmission grid operator Terna. In the coming months, the country will connect with Switzerland and Greece.


PV Expo: Residential system solutions on display

PV Expo, Tokyo, Japan, 2015

Complete residential power solutions were on display on the first day of the 8th PV Expo trade show and exhibition currently underway in Tokyo. Providing backup power has been a major driver of the trend, which, while small in...


First Solar Q4 earnings more than double, ahead of red ink in Q1

First Solar thin-film modules, Malaysia

Thanks to the completion of several large-scale projects at the end of last year, leading thin-film module maker First Solar saw fourth-quarter earnings more than double to $1.89 per share compared with the third quarter on 13%...


European Commission calls for 'energy union' as its seeks to break Russia's market dominance

Nord Strea AG pipeline - Russian landfall in Portovaya Bay, August 2010.

The European Commission is set to present a new plan on Wednesday calling for an "energy union" that would strengthen its stance in the global energy market against Russia. The German government appears to have some qualms about...


Spain's link to France boosts intermittent power

A boring machine in La Junquera, Spain, excavates the Alberes tunnel for the electricity interconnection with France.

Spain and France have interconnected a new grid line that doubles the electricity exchange between the two countries. With a power capacity of 2 GW and capable of reversing the direction of flow of the energy exchanges between...


pv magazine weekly news digest

Sheep at a solar farm in the U.K.

Solar prepares to lift the roof in the UK, SolarEdge prepares to go public, Kaiser Permanente injects a a healthy dose of solar into its daily rounds, and fourth quarter financial reports come pouring in.


LDK Solar emerges from bankruptcy

LDK Solar HQ, China.

The vertically integrated solar company closes US Chapters 15 and 11 bankruptcy proceedings at three of its U.S. subsidiaries, reaches final stages of $700m debt restructuring process.


Conergy UK creates rooftop division as British solar market matures

Conergy rooftop installation, France.

Strategy sign of wider reflection of the U.K. solar market's diversification as it looks to maintain growth in a post-ROC landscape.


SolarCity soars into 2015 on record home solar sales

A SolarCity PV installation.

Construction activities at SolarCity's gigawatt-sized panel manufacturing factory in Buffalo, New York, are temporarily on ice as the region shovels out from under this past week's big snow dump.


Tanzania announces One Million Solar Homes initiative

Tanzania-based Off Grid Electric

Commitments by the IFC, USAID, OPIC, Sunfunder, SNV and Off Grid Electric are expected to put Tanzania at the forefront of the U.S. Power Africa program.


Silevo teams move into former Solyndra facilities

The Solyndra building.

In a sign of the ongoing renaissance of solar manufacturing in the U.S., it has been revealed that SolarCity is moving its expanding Silevo team into the former Solyndra manufacturing facilities in Fremont, California. It is...


China: PV installed capacity grows to almost 30 GW in 2014

The BYD solar factory in China.

China's National Energy Administration (NEA) has released 2014 solar figures. The report shows installed capacity approached 30 GW, while manufacturers are reporting greatly increased utilization rates.


REC to push into China under new ownership

The REC Solar manufacturing facility.

Last week PV manufacturer REC appointed a new CEO in Steve O'Neil, which will become effective on 25 March. Only last month, shareholders voted for the company's acquisition by Norway's Elkem Group, which itself is owned in a...


Turkey installs only 78 MW of grid-tied PV in 2014

The Turkish flag.

Latest installation data demonstrates Turkey’s strong preference toward wind power. Solar PV, in contrast, either has fallen out of favor or Turkish institutions struggle to cope with the licensing process.


SolarCity's Hawaiian study reveals grid regulation potential of inverters

Rooftop PV Hawaii.

Results of joint study with NREL and Hawaiian Electric will see Hawaiian utility more than double grid's daytime minimum load to 250% thanks to role of inverters.


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